Many of the issues raised with us on the Listen to Britain tour boiled down to incompetent or careless decisions made by politicians. People are tired of paying the price for bad decisions made without due regard for the longer-term impacts, despite compelling evidence to the contrary or simply because they were politically expedient. The failure of governments to properly fund education was seen as a particularly perverse decision. The fundamental future success of our people and our country wrapped up in a single issue. Cutting corners on education funding now sets our young people up to fail in the future and hard-wires lower productivity into our future economy.
Major change is needed, including an end to austerity because it is holding back our lives. We must have investment in the broader infrastructure of skills, training, education, prepare and encourage the fourth industrial revolution with AI and the skills/tech connectivity needed whilst also focussing on national transport networks. Research and development is the foundation of our current living standard, we must continue to invest in that which makes us stronger and smarter. To guarantee our future wellbeing and to master the environmental and social challenges of tomorrow, technical and scientific progress is key.
Renew knows that climate change is a critical issue facing the UK and the world. Clean air is a human right. Green issues are as important for global balance as they are diverse, encompassing various issues such as clean energy, climate change, the circular economy, sustainable farming and food processing, habitat destruction, air pollution, environmental protection, pollution prevention and biodiversity. Therefore, strong commitments and actions from all stakeholders are needed to achieve the targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement. Ultimately, Our vision is to live in a world in which climate responsibility is part of the solution. We envisage a world where individuals, corporations and public entities take more responsibility for the future of our planet. Economic profit and growth should not prevail over the wellbeing of people and the environment.
We also recognize the vital need for the UK to have cheap, secure and sustainable sources of energy for our economic growth. Moving to a low carbon-producing world to reduce climate change has many challenges but also opportunities. It also requires a diverse range of public and private sector activities. Renew believes, however, that moving to a low-carbon world will bring with it a wide range of commercial opportunities. The UK has no long-term sustainable option but to invest in renewable energy sources and the UK must provide international leadership in the global efforts to reduce climate change.
We have a responsibility to pass on a healthier planet to the next generation, ending the cycle of environmental damage that has continued for too long.